East Texas man sentenced in child's murder

COOKVILLE, TX (KLTV) - COOKVILLE, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of a 16-month-old girl.

The child was reported missing from her Cookville home.

Police found the girl's body in a plastic bag buried in a shallow grave behind her step father's home.

Michael Shane Charlton, 43, plead guilty in a Titus County court for the January 2009 death of 16-month-old Katie Marie Fry, his common law wife's child.

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